What our guests say

We have just returned from our stay at Milbanke. A most gorgeous and peaceful location. Stunning walks and views not to mention the wildlife. The garden at Milbanke packed full of bee and butterfly plants and flowers. The cottage was spacious with super comfy beds, spotless with all the household equipment you could ever need. I must also mention the well stocked bookcase. The choices were endless including classics, information and history. We hope to return soon.
Mrs A S, Milbanke guest, July 2023

We had a wonderful stay and it was so healing to spend time in such a setting. The books on your shelves were the best we’d ever come across. We will definitely be booking again and have recommended you already to family and friends looking for somewhere special to stay.
Mr and Mrs A D, Milbanke guests May 2023

Loved our time at Lovelace. Such a gloriously quiet and tucked away location.
Mr and Mrs R W, Lovelace guests May 2023

This self-catering cottage is in a great location with wonderful views of Porlock Bay. The house itself is very clean and very well equipped for a week’s stay for six people. We have been coming to the Porlock area since 1987 and this house is probably the best one we have found that suits our needs. Loads of walking from house and 10mins to Pub over fields. Uschi, the owner, has been very helpful during both bookings that we have had. The information regarding area and house is excellent. I don’t normally write reviews. But when you find a gem you have to give credit where it is due.
Paul Stedman, Milbanke guest November 2022

It was a lovely place to stay and felt like a home from home. I expect that we will be back again.
Mr B A, Lovelace guest, October 2022

The location was fabulous. Very peaceful and tranquil. Excellent quaint cottage located within the woods with the beach on your doorstep.
Mr. I J, Lovelace guest, September 2022

We had a wonderful time at Milbanke, the cottage and location is fantastic and it was so peaceful and quiet, just what we needed.
Mr S G Milbanke guest, September 2022

Such a beautiful location and the cottage is perfect. Thanks for managing the holiday so well, it did help to make the whole holiday experience at Milbanke brilliant.
Mrs. C, Milbanke guest June 2022 

It was so peaceful there and a lovely situation, especially at this time of  year. We are not great walkers but we enjoyed/survived the walk to Culbone Church ....coming back seemed a lot easier and into Porlock Weir. We found the house to be warm and comfortable and very well equipped. It had all that we needed and more. We really appreciated the helpful information sent by the owner before our arrival. The views from the property were wonderful. We will be more than happy to recommend the cottage to others, as it was to us.
J B, Milbanke guest April 2022

We booked a family break away at Milbanke for October. It's our 2nd time staying here and third time collectively at both properties - the other being Lovelace - and it will definitely not be our last! Milbanke is perfectly positioned with private access to the beach and walking distance to Porlock Weir. It has served us well from holidays with our children when they were young and stood the test of time for holidays with them as teenagers! It is a stunning home in a stunning location and we feel it's 100% perfect. I'd highly recommend. Many thanks for another excellent holiday.
Mrs M K, Milbanke guest October 2021

Milbanke is a lovely property in a beautiful situation and we are already planning another visit.  The walks from the cottage have been fabulous.
Mrs J M, Milbanke guest September 2021

We had a wonderful stay at Milbanke, thank you! It is in such a beautiful location that you can’t help but relax and enjoy it!
Mrs S H, Milbanke guest, July 2021

Excellent cottage with very good pre visit information and detail from the owner prior our visit. The cottage is secluded but well situated with around 20 minutes walk down a walking track to the village where there is the harbour, pub, and hotel as well as other places to eat. The beach is large rocks rather than sand so good shoes are needed.
Mr K W, Milbanke guest, September 2020

Just about the nicest cottage we've ever stayed in - and certainly the best value. The only thing we were worried about, as non-drivers, was being too isolated - but the bus service to Porlock and Minehead was excellent. We would really love the chance to visit again one day.

Mr S Howard, Milbanke guest, May 2019

We had a very peaceful relaxed stay - Lovelace is in such a beautiful position and is a lovely cottage.
Mrs. P, Lovelace guest September 2022

We had a wonderful time at Lovelace.  It was perfect for a quiet and cool stay.
Many thanks for a really enjoyable stay in a comfortable and idyllic location.

Mrs. G D, Lovelace guest, July 2022

Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely little cottage. We loved being hidden away in the woods and the dog loved walking down to Porlock Weir or uphill through the woods. The cottage was very clean and comfortable with everything we needed. We hope to come again.
Mr and Mrs R, Lovelace guests, June 2022

We had a wonderful few days. It is the most idyllic and peaceful cottage we have ever stayed in. We will certainly be booking again and recommending to our friends.
Mr and Mrs T Taylor, Lovelace guests, June 2022

Absolutely lovely. If you want peace and quiet this is the place to stay. Will DEFINITELY stay here again.
Karina, Lovelace guest June 2022

The cottage had everything you would need for your stay, was comfortable and clean. Very secluded and beautiful views.
Susan, Lovelace guest May 2022

We had a wonderful time in your cosy cottage and will return.
Mr J F, Lovelace guest March 2022

Perfect quiet cottage for a very hot week in July, as we could go on many walks direct from the cottage into the woods with the dogs. Lovelace was the best cottage we have stayed in; well maintained and in such a lovely setting in the woods next to the stream and such a delightful walk down to Porlock Weir. The garden and Ashley Combe estate were full of beautiful fuchsias dotted everywhere along with buddleias on which the butterflies were in abundance which made it all magical.
We will definitely return.
W & R, Lovelace guests, July 2021

Beautiful cottage; if you want to get away and have peace and quiet this is the place for you. Porlock Weir is a lovely little village, with lots of walks nearby. Would definitely  recommend.
Wendy & Russell Evans, Lovelace guests May 2021

Beautiful accommodation. Can’t recommend it enough. We have stayed twice at Lovelace and will definitely be returning.
Mrs. Chloe B, Lovelace guest, April 2021

Set in a stunning, peaceful woodland location complete with tumbling, rocky stream immediately below cottage windows. Spotlessly clean and cosy with roaring open fire and comfortable beds. Wooded walks straight from the door and coast path to Porlock Weir close by. Very atmospheric and calming environment.
Mrs C C, Lovelace guest, October 2020

This cottage is full of charm. It is located in a steep hill on a private toll road. The access through the toll gate is narrow and my old Ford Galaxy had little more than an inch of clearance on both wing mirrors. A bridle path runs past the side of the property but we saw just 3 sets of people all week. It is dog friendly and restricting the dogs to the kitchen and utility area was not a problem. The surrounding area is exquisite. Great eating houses a moderate walk away. A great holiday venue.
Mr R H, Lovelace guest, May 2019

Welcome to the historic Ashley Combe Estate. Set within secluded woodland by the sea, our self-catered cottages are easily accessible and a short walk from Porlock Weir. Close to the Southwest Coast Path, Porlock Pilgrim’s Trail and Coleridge Way, they make an ideal base for exploring the rugged shoreline and wild landscapes of north Exmoor.